Monthly Archives: December 2012

Truth, Deception, and Abortion

There seems to be a disturbing tendency towards misinformation in the pro-life movement. At best, this might be the result of inadequate education about the relevant facts: facts about fertility, conception, contraception, pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, their effects on women, and … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Holy Victims of Collateral Damage

December 28th is the Feast of the Holy Innocents. Some propose that this minor feastday should be observed with a focus on unborn infants who die as a result of abortion. This year, in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook … Continue reading

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Gaudete.

Today is Gaudete Sunday, which is this blog’s name day, as I wrote last year. Gaudete means “rejoice.” Shout for joy, O daughter Zion! Sing joyfully, O Israel! But in light of Friday’s tragic events, how do we rejoice? Why … Continue reading

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Christology: From Cradle to Chalcedon

(I had such fun with my final exam that I thought I’d post it here. Click on the diagrams to open them in a new window, then zoom in so you can see them better, or print them and connect … Continue reading

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Check out the theological Star Trek humor over at Exploring Our Matrix.

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Baruch 5:1-9: 2nd Sunday of Advent

I was struck by our beautiful first reading at Mass this weekend. I heard the statement that it was from Baruch, but then was surprised because it sounded so much like deutero-Isaiah… except, not quite somehow. Isaiah is incredibly poetic … Continue reading

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Fun exam

I’m working on my final exam for early church history today, and it is such a neat exam! We pick one of the general areas covered in the class — I picked Christology — and then we are to create … Continue reading

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Sarah Coakley on women bishops

Sarah Coakley writes from a theological perspective on the current state of affairs in the Anglican church involving women priests (allowed) and women bishops (still not allowed due to the squeakingly narrow defeat of a recent vote). She pulls no … Continue reading

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The Bride of Christ: a feminist reading

The image of the church, or the soul, as the Bride of Christ is a longstanding one in Christian theology, and can be seen as complementary to the image of the church as the Body of Christ. The traditional reading … Continue reading

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John of Damascus explains Christ’s two natures

Now, when we say that men have one nature, it must be understood that we do not say this with the body and soul in mind, because it is impossible to say that the soul and the body as compared … Continue reading

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